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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.



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a: family ~
b: zoo

Writer: Kylie Young --Date: May 19, 2019

a: blood ~
b: a-parachute

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 19, 2019

a: tight-junction ~
b: a-zipper

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 19, 2019


a: human-body ~
b: a-giant-magnet

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 19, 2019

a: brain ~
b: spider-web

Writer: Patrick Gunkel --Date: May 19, 2019

a: resilience ~
b: building-a-beach-body

Writer: Franz Wiesbauer, MD, MPH --Date: May 19, 2019


a: distraction ~
b: temptation

Writer: Maria Marcia Fanny Trench --Date: May 19, 2019

a: police ~
b: bill-maher

Writer: Bill Maher --Date: May 19, 2019

a: extinction ~
b: irregular-heartbeat

Writer: Steve Webb --Date: May 19, 2019


a: fermentation ~
b: a-mystical-or-religious-experience

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 19, 2019

a: integrity ~
b: iceberg

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 19, 2019

a: female-orgasm ~
b: nipples-are-to-men

Writer: Elisabeth Lloyd of Indiana University --Date: May 19, 2019


a: uterus ~
b: soccer-crowd

Writer: Young RC --Date: May 19, 2019

a: drug-abuse ~
b: alcohol-abuse

Writer: keebo --Date: May 19, 2019

a: drug-abuse ~
b: thermometer

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 19, 2019


a: rna-primer ~
b: mirror-image

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 19, 2019

a: dna-replication ~
b: a-battle

Writer: Emily Fu-Sum --Date: May 19, 2019

a: prayer ~
b: jesus-coming-to-dinner

Writer: Joseph Prever --Date: May 19, 2019


a: glycolysis ~
b: investing-money-to-make-more-money

Writer: Robin Francis Tillman --Date: May 18, 2019

a: cellular-respiration ~
b: breathing

Writer: Ms. Silvia --Date: May 18, 2019

a: peroxisome ~
b: defensive-line

Writer: Carly Daley --Date: May 18, 2019


a: methylation ~
b: post-it-notes

Writer: Gro Amdam --Date: May 18, 2019

a: accounting ~
b: flossing

Writer: Elizabeth Wellington --Date: May 18, 2019

a: connective-tissue ~
b: liquid-crystal-lattice

Writer: Bernie Clark --Date: May 18, 2019


a: good-communication ~
b: glue

Writer: BARBARA PETERS --Date: May 18, 2019

a: respect ~
b: chocolate-to-a-man-s-soul

Writer: Ron Deal --Date: May 18, 2019

a: glycolysis ~
b: a-gumball-machine-in-the-cytoplasm

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 18, 2019


a: photography ~
b: window

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 18, 2019

a: working-memory ~
b: the-control-tower-of-a-major-airport

Writer: Gregory Mitchell --Date: May 18, 2019

a: inequality ~
b: industrial-pollution

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 18, 2019


a: radioactive-decay ~
b: 100-zillion-pennies-in-a-cup

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 18, 2019

a: codon ~
b: word

Writer: Mark Johansen --Date: May 18, 2019

a: love ~
b: a-rubber-band

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 18, 2019


a: favourite-books ~
b: favourite-toys

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 18, 2019

a: emotional-stress ~
b: a-brain-on-drugs

Writer: James Houran --Date: May 18, 2019

a: ionic-bonding ~
b: punk-rock-music

Writer: Chris Petrie --Date: May 18, 2019


a: drug-abuse ~
b: a-balloon

Writer: Theodore Cicero of Washington University in St. Louis --Date: May 18, 2019

a: corruption ~
b: gravity-or-like-friction-

Writer: Mike LaBossiere --Date: May 17, 2019

a: abortion ~
b: breaking-a-leg

Writer: Amanda Marcotte --Date: May 17, 2019


a: endocrine-system ~
b: a-team

Writer: Sarah Mo --Date: May 17, 2019

a: endocrine-system ~
b: your-own-internal-thermostat

Writer: Alison Thomas-Cottingham, Ph.D. --Date: May 17, 2019

a: endocrine-system ~
b: communications-network

Writer: Dr. Woodard --Date: May 17, 2019


a: photography ~
b: telling-a-story

Writer: lliau --Date: May 17, 2019

a: carbon-cycle ~
b: giant-game-of-tetris

Writer: Joss Fong --Date: May 17, 2019

a: brain ~
b: spider-web

Writer: Patrick Gunkel --Date: May 17, 2019


a: brain ~
b: football-team

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 17, 2019

a: my-career ~
b: a-blender-of-fresh-fruit

Writer: Brianna Caza --Date: May 17, 2019

a: human-mind ~
b: computer-not-

Writer: Ari N. Schulman --Date: May 17, 2019


a: college-football ~
b: disney

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 17, 2019

a: memory ~
b: a-spiderwebb

Writer: Joshua Foer --Date: May 17, 2019

a: bullying ~
b: getting-inoculated

Writer: Frank --Date: May 17, 2019


a: nicotine ~
b: a-girlfriend

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 17, 2019

a: perseverance ~
b: wearing-combat-boots

Writer: Dr. Spano --Date: May 17, 2019

a: sympathetic-nervous-system ~
b: the-accelerator

Writer: Claudia M. Gold --Date: May 17, 2019


a: buying-a-home ~
b: getting-married

Writer: Vicki Lloyd --Date: May 17, 2019

a: microevolution ~
b: stepping-off-your-front-porch

Writer: Not Stated --Date: May 17, 2019

a: obesity ~
b: the-blind-men-and-the-elephant

Writer: Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar --Date: May 17, 2019


a: proteins ~
b: words

Writer: Dr. Sears --Date: May 17, 2019

a: eukaryotic-cell ~
b: a-teeming-metropolis

Writer: Ajay Gopinathan --Date: May 17, 2019

a: bullying ~
b: air-pollution

Writer: Roberta Heydenber --Date: May 17, 2019


a: enterprise-architect ~
b: city-planner

Writer: Anna Mar --Date: May 17, 2019

a: air-pollution ~
b: 2nd-hand-smoke

Writer: vivergy --Date: May 17, 2019

a: mass-shootings ~
b: car-alarms

Writer: Rhys Blakely --Date: May 16, 2019


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